Funaro Says He Delivered’Money Bags’ to Geddel

The broker Lúcio Funaro said, in testimony to the Attorney General’s Office in Brasilia, to hand over”bags or money bags” to former minister Geddel Vieira Lima(PMDB-BA)

The broker Lúcio Funaro said, in testimony to the Attorney General’s Office in Brasilia, to hand over”bags or money bags” to former minister Geddel Vieira Lima(PMDB-BA). Arrested at the Penitentiary Complex of Papuda, in Brasilia, Geddel was released to the home regime by Judge Ney Bello, Federal District Court of the 1st Region(TRF1), and boarded the night of this Thursday, 13, to Salvador, even without ankle support Electronics.

Funaro’s statements appear at the request of the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office(MPF) for Geddel to be arrested again and denied Thursday by the judge of the 10th Federal Court of the Federal District, Vallisney Oliveira.

Prosecutors Anselmo Lopes and Sara Moreira Leite had once again called for the arrest of the former chief minister of the Secretariat of Government for the management Michel Temer, claiming that new evidence gathered from the investigation shows that Geddel committed the crimes of exploitation of prestige and tried to embarrass the Investigations. Prosecutors relied on testimony from Funaro and his wife, Raquel Pitta, who detailed contacts made by the former minister.

According to the MPF, Funaro also said that Geddel”alleged to exercise criminal influence over the Judiciary of the Union.” The broker told the Federal Police that after holding his custody hearing, Geddel sent a message via WhatsApp complaining about the broker’s attorney exchange and said that with the entry of the new defense, it had”gotten bad for the judge.”

In the understanding of the MPF, Funaro’s revelation shows that Geddel tried to monitor the broker’s mood in making possible winning collaboration and still claimed before him and his family to exercise, directly or indirectly, influence on decisions that would interest Funaro’s defense, in Processes related to Operation Sépsis, in which the latter is guilty.

Ankle Boot

Author of the decision that transfers Geddel to the house arrest in Salvador, Bello decided that the absence of the monitoring equipment in Brasilia should not prevent the transfer of him. The decision came after the judge had been informed, by means of a note, by the Secretariat of the Penitentiary System(Sesipe) of the Federal District, linked to the Secretariat of Public Security and Social Peace, that there was no electronic ankle brace available.

Whereas Geddel will be collected at home, Bello determined that the Superintendency of PF in the State of Bahia apply the electronic ankle bracelet for a period of 48 hours.(Contributed by Luiz Vassallo)